Essays Archive

2 Sep 2018

70 Songs that Didn’t Make the Hot 100 – Part 1

Hitting the Top 40 is like getting nominated for an Academy Award; no matter if you win, people will always know you as someone who had a Top 40 hit. Getting into the Hot 100 but not
24 Aug 2018

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She’s So Unusual’ – Cover Songs Everywhere

Cyndi Lauper took the U.S. pop scene by storm in 1983 with her album She’s So Unusual. What was so unusual was the makeup of the songs on the album: a majority of the songs were covers.
31 May 2018

The Evolution of a Song: ‘Mama,’ Genesis

“Mama” is not considered to be one of Genesis’ biggest hits, at least here in the United States; despite it being their biggest hit in the UK, reaching #4 in 1983, it reached only #73 in the